Nintendo accounts leaked, Stadia officially launches (to not much fanfare), more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, super happy to be back here with the news. It is Monday, April 27th let’s take a look at everything that happened over the weekend!

So over the weekend, Nintendo ended up having a huge breach of privacy, with 160,000 Nintendo accounts being accessed illegally. Thankfully anybody who got in wasn’t able to get credit card information, only your name, email, birthday, and country. That being said, if someone affected had saved a credit card as a payment method, or perhaps linked a Paypal, then they’d be able to use those things. It’s worth noting here that the breach came as a result of the Nintendo Network ID system, which is something that was used for the 3DS and Wii U. Another thing worth bringing up here comes from the official notice, “While we continue to investigate, we would like to reassure users that there is currently no evidence pointing towards a breach of Nintendo’s databases, servers or services.” So essentially they are saying that the leak happened outside of their organization, so this likely won’t lead to even more leaks. Sad to see, and if you used the NNID then make sure you check your email and reset your password.

Fortnite held yet another virtual concert, last year it was DJ Marshmello, this year Travis Scott. Except last year it was fairly simplistic, they had a mock stage set up, and Marshmello did his thing in-game to a fairly small crowd. This time around, Travis Scott became this giant figure that could be seen anywhere on the map, and they had bunch of visuals going on, it was quite psychedelic, and really something to watch. As a result of this, 12.3 million people played the game concurrently to view the concert, which breaks the previous all-time player record by about 2 million. There are few encore performances that will happen, and I definitely encourage you to at least just watch the video, even if you don’t play Fortnite, its really something behold.

So I just wanted to clarify something about Google Stadia for you all, just in case you are still confused about what’s going on with it, I wouldn’t blame you. Essentially, the service is now officially launched to the full public. They are no longer calling the free tier Stadia Base, and instead are just having Google Stadia, and then the Stadia Pro subscription, so the branding is cleared up a bit. For a long time we were waiting for the full release, and then they gave away 2 months of Stadia Pro for free to everybody. So the big question was if this was an official release, or if it would go back to being private after the 2 months. So now we have that cleared up, Stadia is launched, and to be honest I’m not sure if that’s good or a big thing.

WWE 2K21 has officially been cancelled. Apparently 2K has more news coming tomorrow, so I’m going to expand on that story some more at that point, but you know this probably isn’t incredibly surprising. 2K20 did not perform well, it was critically panned in basically every way, and a yearly series can’t sustain itself on that.

Alright everyone, thanks very much for joining me. I’d also like to thank Jordan and Cora for being super cool people, cheers to them. That’ll be all for today, and I’ll be back tomorrow with the news, until then, Happy Gaming Everyone